Disney

Disney

By Rees Quinn

  • Release Date : 2015-02-19
  • Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
  • FIle Size : 3.40 MB
Score: 4.0
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Description

Disney Walter Elias "Walt" Disney - artist, entrepreneur, innovator, filmmaker, and theme-park impresario - gave birth to a sprawling entertainment enterprise that, in the half-century since his death in 1966, remains a fixture in the culture unlike any other. A titan of the American Century, Walt Disney was also one of its most contradictory figures. A genius who got only as far as the ninth grade, he seemed to be many things other than what he really was. One of Hollywood's most successful men, he played polo on the weekends but otherwise shunned any form of socializing, driving himself home from work each night in his Packard roadster in time to play with his children. At the peak of his career, he was known to millions of Americans as the smiling, avuncular man with the slicked hair, pencil-thin mustache, and gentle voice who introduced the most wholesome show on television every Sunday evening - and to the people who worked for him as a fiery and impatient man who believed the only way to do anything was his way. Walt Disney was, in short, quite a story.

Reviews

  • Efie

    5
    By exexew
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  • Thank you Mr. Disney

    5
    By Tanta Annie
    I have been a fan and frequent visitor to Disneyland. My first encounter was in 1957 as a teenager. As I step through the entrance I travel to a world of wonder devoid of any worldly cares or concerns. It truly is "The happiest place on earth". I now frequently join my grandchildren as they enter this happy place. They know that the mere mention of a possible trip to Disneyland means that my suitcase is packed and ready!
  • Insightful and thoughtful

    5
    By Mark997
    I just got back from Disney World and read this book on the trip home. Learning about Walt Disney was amazing - I never knew Mickey was based on a real mouse! Well written and enjoyed that the book doesn't sugar-coat Disney's story. Highly recommended.
  • Great Story

    5
    By Traleen
    It gives you the whole Disney history.
  • Not a whole lot here

    2
    By sabrinagreeneyes
    I purchased this book thru BookBub for $1.99, and I received just what I paid for. If you are looking for something more than an expanded wikipedia entry, this book is NOT for you. The author's style is not very sophisticated, so it is an easy read, and I learned a number of things about Mr. Disney's private life that I did not know. However, there is little analysis of his creativity and business acumen, and the book itself is not an examination of the man's genius but a timeline of his life in paragraph form.

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